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Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States and was part of the U.S. participation in the International Geophysical Year (IGY).
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Is Explorer 1 still in orbit?
What is the purpose of Explorer 1?
The primary science instrument on Explorer 1 was a cosmic ray detector designed to measure the radiation environment in Earth orbit. Once in space this experiment, provided by Dr. James Van Allen of the State University of Iowa, revealed a much lower cosmic ray count than expected.
What was Sputnik and Explorer 1?
Explorer 1 was the United States' first satellite in space. ... The satellite marked a moment when the United States got its confidence back after a series of unsuccessful launches and the Soviet Union's successful launch of Sputnik.
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Who was involved in Explorer 1?
Russia had launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, on October 4, 1957. Explorer 1 was launched in quick response by the U.S. It was designed and built in under three months at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) by a team led by William Hayward Pickering.
Aug 3, 2017 · Explorer 1 was the first U.S. satellite and the first satellite to carry science instruments. The satellite was launched on Jan. 31, 1958, from ...
Explorer 1 became the first successfully launched satellite by the United States when it was sent to space on January 31, 1958. A quick response to the ...
Sep 29, 2020 · Explorer 1 was the United States' first satellite in space. The 1958 launch of the satellite — twice the size of a basketball — was an important ...
Jan 31, 2018 · On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States launched its first successful satellite: Explorer 1. See how the historic mission worked here.
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Jan 24, 2018 · Against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War, after the Soviet Union successfully launched ...
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Apr 8, 2020 · Explorer 1 was the first successfully launched U. S. spacecraft. Launched late on 31 January 1958 (10:48 p.m. EST, or 03:48 UTC on 01 ...
Explorer-1, also known unofficially as Satellite 1958 alpha, transmitted data on micrometeorites and cosmic radiation for 105 days. Data from this and two ...